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Public Forging Taster - Blacksmiths Festival 2019 Footscray

  • Blacksmiths Festival 2019 Footscray 60 Maribyrnong Street Footscray, VIC, 3011 Australia (map)

Have you ever wanted to try blacksmithing, but never realised it was a thing, or that you could just randomly do it?

Forging with hot metal is an exhilarating experience. No matter what your skill level, the WBMAA is offering forging opportunities (12yrs old and up) at the festival.

For those with no/little experience, we will provide short inductions and a supervised opportunity to forge some simple objects from mild steel. For $40 per half hour you can forge until you can't hold a hammer anymore (or until the queue gets so deep that we have to let someone else in). Of course there are a few rules to ensure everyone plays safe and you will have to wear the ultimate fashion accessory......a leather apron.

You'll be lead through the whole process by one of our resident blacksmiths where we have a 3 to 1 student to teacher ratio. We'll make sure you have something to be proud of by the end and you'll have fun in the process!

Tickets HERE